Looking Back at 2009 – How-to

Photo: Plant placement in the garden

We are edging closer and closer to 2010, with only two days left of 2009. As we say goodbye to 2009, I thought it would be a great time to pause and reflect on some of the best How-to posts here at Veggie Gardener during the last year. I have tried to make the How-to posts simple to understand and entertaining to read. I hope that you have enjoyed reading them as much as I have writing them. So, please take a moment and click through six of the best How-to posts of 2009.

How To Build A Simple Cucumber Trellis

How and When To Pick Cucumbers

How To Pick Okra

How To Make Your Own Potting Soil

How To Overcome Gardening Frustrations

How To Keep Rabbits Out Of Your Garden

I hope you enjoyed reading through the best How-to posts of 2009. If you are interested in more How-to posts, please feel free to browse all of the How-to category posts.

If you enjoyed these posts, then make sure you check out some of the other posts from the Looking Back at 2009 Series:

Looking Back at 2009 – Tomatoes

Looking Back at 2009 – Composting

Looking Back at 2009 – Blog

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3 Comments on Looking Back at 2009 – How-to

  1. cherries in pots

    I would like to grow a Bing cherry and Rainer Cherry tree. Can they be planted in a large container and produce fruit?



    they like to have the roots stay cool for the most part, but if you can find the dwarf varieties and a large enough pot I do believe it is possible, part of it also depends on climate you live in. I would use a ceramic pot with good drainage and in winter definitely wrap blankets from good will around the pots and maybe a bit of insulation too. I live in western washington and cherry trees like those grow well planted in the ground. I do love the rainier cherry best, I introduced my southern in-laws to the rainier cherry and to washington peaches. they loved both and thought our cherries and peaches where way better than the ones grown down south.

  2. Yes Growing fruit in containers can be particularly suitable when a large section of garden is devoted to vegetables or flowers. Depending on the type of fruit chosen, watering and cultivation requirements may be incompatible with other plants.

  3. There is an dwarf apple called a pole apple it is designed for container gardening and comes in several varieties,I recently discovered a bush apricot also, there are also dwarf blue berries.

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